ABOUT ALTITUDE TRAINING
At TCR, we love using science to help you achieve your goals. Canada’s first dedicated Altitude Lab is our way of helping you achieve them. The “human body is a wonderful organism that continually adapts to a stimulus.” Our stimulus is to use short episodes of altitude exposure to produce a positive change in your body. You will experience an improvement in your metabolism, fitness, breathing and body composition in a relatively short period of time.
Who is Altitude for?
Altitude Training has a very wide range of application. Whether you are recovering from an injury, looking for a safe way to start exercise or planning a hike in a few months, all you have to do is starting moving in our chamber. You do NOT have to be an athlete or preparing for a race. You will immediately experience improvement in your breathing and recovery rate. This is the most noticeable change within a few sessions. With each session, your body adapts quickly to moving at high altitude. This is the beauty of this room! It doesn’t matter if you run, walk, bike or row, your body will adapt quickly improving your everyday movements outside the chamber.
Are you looking to drop a few extra pounds but have hit a plateau? When your exercise is no longer delivering results then Altitude Training is the perfect option to get your metabolism moving again. There are two points to consider on why to try Altitude training for weight loss:
Increase Caloric Expenditure and improvement in Fat Utilization.
Performance & Acclimatization
You may simply just want to get ready for a high altitude trip to Kilimanjaro or a hike in the mountains. Not everyone has the opportunity to travel to these destinations, which is where our Altitude Lab can help with the preparation.
If setting a personal best is in order, do what all high performance athletes do, go to Altitude. On average, cyclists gain 10-20W of power over 6 sessions and runner’s take 5% off their PB’s. You will see an improvement in power and speed but also breathing rate and recovery. Use science to get ready!
Type 1 Diabetes
Over the last two years, we have been monitoring the effects of altitude training on Type 1 diabetics. We have been practicing the theory that altitude improves our body’s ability to metabolize and control blood sugar levels. Our Type 1 clients have repeatedly reported that altitude training reduces the amount of insulin required to stabilize their blood sugar. This is powerful. Less insulin usage and more controlled blood sugar levels throughout the day. If you would like more information or know of someone with Type 1 diabetes, please contact us.
Are your recovering from an injury and having a hard time getting your heart rate elevated? Moving at high altitude will help you get back into form faster than at normal elevation. Due to the higher altitude, you can walk, run or cycle at a lower intensity but at the same heart rate prior to injury. Many clients with hip and knee replacements in addition to those with soft tissue injuries are using the chamber to regain their cardio-vascular fitness.
Private Group or Team?
- We can set-up special training sessions outside of our scheduled classes.
- Tues-Sat. Contact us so we can plan out a schedule.
What’s in the Chamber?
- 4 Power Stationary Bikes with pedals (Look, Shimano, SPD, Flats)
- 1 Computrainer for your bike
- 2 Treadmills
- Air Conditioning System, Dehumidifiers, CO2 scrubber
How High do we go?
WHAT CLIENT'S SAY
Hey, just want to say a quick thanks for the altitude lab – I continue to be a huge proponent of it. I raced the Victoria 70.3 last weekend and had no cardio issues whatsoever (it almost felt easy which was unreal – or I didn’t push hard enough!) – felt great racing again after over 2 years off. Rob M
Adrian – Asthma & Altitude
I have been training in TCR’s Altitude Lab for the past three months. I am passionate about endurance sports. But in the past, my asthma meant I suffered no matter how much I trained. Now that I’m regularly running in the Altitude Lab, I am no longer experiencing burning and tightness in my chest. My asthma doesn’t limit my performance anymore, allowing me to achieve personal bests that I never thought possible.
Kilimanjaro – Hung H
Thank you for helping me conquer Kilimanjaro! The altitude training worked like magic as I consistently registered the highest O2 saturation level within my group the entire week that we were hiking. I will definitely be incorporating altitude training in all my future training programs and I would highly recommend the high altitude training for anyone who is considering a high altitude hike
Just wanted to thank you again. I didn’t want my wife’s first impression of her new bike to be negative and thanks to you today we won’t have to worry about that tomorrow. The jersey was like iceing on the cake.
I thought you should know that I really think the altitude chamber worked for me. I came in first place in my age group and won a gold medal! I’m a believer! Thanks for your encouragement and great coaching!
I came back from Moab and I just wanted to let you know you are a genius!!! I followed your advise and things worked way better than expected.
I did a 2x1k last night and it went really well so I’m feeling confident heading into the weekend. I can’t believe summer is almost here! This winter has been phenomenal, I am so glad I discovered TCR.
Pat K. / Weekend Warrior
I tipped the scales at 161.2 lbs today, down from 195 lbs in January. Your weight loss plan continues to astound me. Thanks
Carli T / Runner
Cory was great as usual and gave me just enough to work on that I’m not overwhelmed. Definitely feel like changing 35+ years of the same running technique is not impossible. Thanks!
Russ G. / Cyclist
Thanks, the training really seems to be working. This is the best coaching I’ve ever gotten as we are really working well together.
Adrian C / Tri-Athlete
This altitude room this is for real…. Love the benefits from the training we have done at higher altitude. I’ll be sure to tell everyone I know they need to try this out. Thanks